Keep that card
Graham DeLaet: The Canadian, who has never won a professional tournament on American soil, played holes No. 13-16 in a ridiculous 6 under par, including back-to-back eagles on 14 and 15. He’s six shots back of leader Kevin Kisner.
Toss that card
Jason Day: Only two shots off the lead beginning Saturday’s play, Day plummeted down the leaderboard with a questionable decision on the final hole. Stuck behind a tree off the tee, he tried to hook the ball around it, sent it into the bushes and had to take a penalty stroke. He finished with a quadruple-bogey 8, a 77 and is tied for 16th at even par.
On the course with …
Chris Stroud: He could have been the leader, sitting at 8 under after a birdie at No. 14. But in playing the brutal three closing holes known as “The Green Mile,” Stroud bogeyed Nos. 17 and 18 and is tied for second at 6 under. The PGA Championship is Stroud’s first major in three years.
Marc Leishman and Billy Horschel gave fans a thrill at the par-5 No. 10, each knocking in an eagle on back-to-back shots. Leishman chipped in from 85 feet from the back of the green; Horschel followed a few seconds later by draining a chip from 29 feet from the front of the green.
• Bernd Wiesberger missed the cut for the first time in a year, falling out of the top 70 by three-putting his final hole of the second round early Saturday. That ended his streak of 28 consecutive cuts made dating to last year’s PGA Championship.
• Of the 15 players who remained under par, Louis Oosthuizen is the only one who has won a major — and that was seven years ago (the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews).
Par-5, 494-yard No. 18: Not everyone experienced Day’s nightmare finish, but Quail Hollow’s finishing hole — water left, thick trees right — spoiled several scorecards. Of the 75 golfers who played the hole Saturday, only Thorbjorn Olesen and Patrick Cantlay made birdie.
Quote of the day
“I didn’t have it written in a diary from when I was young that I need to win a career Grand Slam as the youngest player ever — that wasn’t the goal.”
— Jordan Spieth, after an even-par 71 on Saturday left him 3 over for the tournament and out of contention
Tweet of the day
“Kevin Kisner, on the difficult pitch he played to the 18th: ‘Don’t want to be there [Sunday], for sure.’ ”
— Mike O’Malley, Golf Digest executive editor, after the third-round leader bounced his approach off a bridge and salvaged a bogey (@GD_MikeO)
Kisner, whose best finish in a major is a tie for 12th in the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, takes his one-shot lead over Stroud and Hideki Matsuyama into the final round. Early coverage is on TNT beginning at 10 a.m.; Ch. 4 takes the baton at 1 p.m.